Rural German district declares disaster after cyberattack

Who indeed?
The district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt says it was the victim of a cyberattack and has formally declared disaster

Who launches a cyberattack on a small district in rural Germany?

Representatives made no mention of the identity of those behind the attack, nor whether ransom demands had been made.

Officials say that several servers were hit in the attack and that the district immediately took critical systems offline to avoid any further data leakage. No information was provided as to how much data had already been compromised.

Police and BSI experts are currently investigating the attack in an attempt to ascertain its source as well as analyzing the virus in order to neutralize it. Experts hope to present an initial evaluation on Monday.


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